Two new Polish routes for Prestwick

NEW destinations from South Ayrshire’s Prestwick Airport have been announced despite the search for a buyer still being grounded.

Budget airline Ryanair, which calls Prestwick its Scottish base, today revealed plans to fly from South Ayrshire to both Rzeszow and Warsaw in Poland from summer 2013.

The two Polish routes will join six departing from Edinburgh Airport to European destinations including Corfu, Santander, Bologna, and Beziers in a move allowing for the for travel of three million more passengers and sustaining 3000 jobs.

This is despite Prestwick’s owners, New Zealand-based infrastructure investment firm Infratil, announcing their intentions to sell the airport in March as part of a refocusing of their investment profile.

As yet a buyer has not been found for the £14.3 million-worth Prestwick, or fellow Infratil-owned Manston Airport in Kent, and both continue to operate on a cost minimisation basis.